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keeping on
Thursday, December 08, 2016      2 comments

My weight for the last year and a half has not been what I wanted. After quitting smoking 18 months ago when I weighed 203, I now weigh 214. At my best I weighed 195, keeping off 88 pounds for over a year. In the last four years, the gradual ... Read more
Praying for wisdom
Thursday, November 10, 2016      3 comments

My brother, one son and his wife, one daughter and her husband, one niece and 2 of my nephews were at my house on election night. What we had hoped would be a celebration became a night of grief and fear for our country. Yesterday I spoke with a... Read more
heading north
Friday, September 09, 2016      2 comments

After endless deliberation and much discussion, my husband and I are buying out my brother and moving into the house where I grew up. We are also hanging on to our house where we raised our kids until we are sure we have made a good decision. ... Read more
Some is better than none
Saturday, July 02, 2016      2 comments

Five years ago, one of my daughters graduated from law school. A woman at our celebration encouraged me to take a photo of all of us together, cautioning me that we wouldn't always be together. I thought she was being dramatic, but let her tak... Read more
Back to the elliptical
Saturday, June 04, 2016      6 comments

This morning I weighed less than I did before I hurt my knee in March. In early August, my older son is getting married. My first goal is to weigh under 210 by the 4th of July. I have worked up to doing the elliptical for 25 minutes without p... Read more
Heading back down
Sunday, May 15, 2016      2 comments

Because my knee has finally healed, I have been off the anti-inflammatory medication for 4 days. My weight is within 2 pounds of where it was when I injured my knee 2 months ago. Although I have been hesitant to return to the Y, I have been ab... Read more
Beginning again
Saturday, April 23, 2016      2 comments

After spending a couple of years maintaining around 200, I weighed 217 this morning which makes me officially obese. To leave that category, I must get back to 209. The only way to return to that number is to start again. At present, I usually... Read more
The new normal
Saturday, April 09, 2016      2 comments

Since March 16th I have been unable to do my normal exercise. Since that date,one of my daughters got married. We were busy preparing for it, but I had to do less than I wanted due to the pain in my leg. My brother and his family have bee... Read more
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      1 comments

I began a massive dental procedure to crown all of my lower teeth a few weeks before Thanksgiving. Last week it was completed. A day later I injured my leg after increasing the amount of exercise I was doing. All of which has resulted in a gain ... Read more
Returning home
Saturday, February 06, 2016      3 comments

As I write those words, I realize that I have felt more at home here than I do in my real home where I've lived for nearly 30 years. They say that home is where your heart is and my heart is here with my five kids, two grands, my brother and hi... Read more
City mouse vs. country mouse
Monday, January 11, 2016      2 comments

We have now been staying in Chicago for 24 days sans any scale. When I spent the night at my daughter's last week, I discovered I weighed the same as I had in late November which was more than I had all year until then, but no more. I can now ... Read more
Location, location, location
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      3 comments

We have sublet a furnished apartment for 6 weeks to be near my daughter who is expecting a baby in a few weeks. Five of my children live within 20 minutes of our new place. We have enjoyed being able to see them more easily. So far, we have g... Read more
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      3 comments

My mother-in-law had a heart attack on the 20th of November. She was able to speak with many of her far-flung grandchildren and children during the next few days. The last time she spoke with my husband was on the night before Thanksgiving. H... Read more
Tooth issues
Thursday, November 12, 2015      3 comments

Three weeks ago I had a molar pulled. The tooth had a root canal, a crown and gum surgery before being removed. Next week, I am getting 6 crowns. The expense of keeping my teeth is incredible, but I am grateful to be able to do so. In the me... Read more
Need help
Sunday, October 04, 2015      1 comments

Looking back over the Spark report on my weight for the last four years, I was struck by the change. Four years ago even though my mother had died and my husband had two surgeries, I maintained my weight under 200 all year. Last year, I weighe... Read more

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